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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Likable and Expert Mechanic. Showed up on time. Installed a timing belt kit (all belts, water pump, idlers, and tensioner) within the estimated time. I look forward to using Robert again for any other work I need on my cars.
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Too me for a test drive after timing belt was replaced. A small coolant leak was detected but Ben went and bought the sealant and fixed it even though he was late for his next job. Also gave me some pointers and fixed my brake noises in 2 minutes. I will recommend this fine gentleman any day, every day.
Very professional, great work

Juan

18 years of experience
36 reviews
Juan
18 years of experience
Juan was by far the best mechanic I have had. He was thorough and more importantly honest. He went above and beyond what I expected and when I had further issues beyond what I originally thought, he inspected all the possibilities and found the exact source of the problem so I wasn't spending money on fixing something that was unnecessary. I would absolutely recommend!!

Clarissa

26 years of experience
174 reviews
Clarissa
26 years of experience
knowledgeable and professional, a pleasure to work with, really did a nice job under some tough conditions, will definitely recommend

Demetri

26 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
26 years of experience
Sweet

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Eugenio

25 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
25 years of experience
Even though he had to deal with problems he didn't know about in advance (tree branches needing to be cut down just for his truck to get to my car, hood wasn't able to close fully, having to go pick up parts, etc), Eugenio dealt with them anyway and the cost was less than the estimate.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Arrived early, did the agreed upon work, great service.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.

Ned

23 years of experience
52 reviews
Ned
23 years of experience
Ned did a terrific job diagnosing the problem with my car. My original self diagnosis was completely wrong and Ned found the real problem. He clearly explained all the options to make sure I had all the information to make a proper decision for my vehicle.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Boring?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Boring. Our mechanics in Boring are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Boring.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Charger $673 $288.84 $383.95 16% $804.84
2012 Subaru Outback $887 $487.00 $399.95 13% $1024.50
2011 Honda Odyssey $751 $311.02 $439.94 16% $902.27
2010 Audi A3 $791 $470.66 $319.96 12% $900.66
2006 Lexus ES330 $696 $255.97 $439.94 17% $847.22

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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

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